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protestors for the group made before diane fine stein had enough and cleared the hearing room during some calmer moments we heard john brennan explain his fiphilosophy which included defense of the obama administration's drone program. >> i never believed in a terrorist event to detain him. we want to detain as much as possible to get information from them to prevent further terrorist attacks. >> the agency started using enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding. yesterday he changed his tune a little bit. >> i have expressed my personal objections and views about certain of those eit's such as waterboarding nudity and others where i professed my personal objections to it but i did not try to stop it because it was something that was being done in a different part of the agency under the authority of others. >> some senators yesterday noted concern about the lack of transparency surrounding the drone program. other democrats like the chair diane fine stein supported him more thoroughly. fine stein says he will make a fine leader for the cia. >> it is time for your 5@5:00. >> so
patient demands. fox business network diane macedo joins us with those details. good morning diane. >> the big question was how affordable will that care really be. now california has healthcare obstacle they don't have enough money to treat the influx of patients. the american medical colleges 16 of california's 58 counties has a recommended supply of primary care physicians and nearly 30 percent of the state's doctors are approaching retirement age. to combat that problem they want treatment and pharmacists and p optometrists to act as primary care providers. not just california the national conference of state legislatures say 350 laws expanding the roles have gone nationwide and 24 states launched more than 50 additional proposals since the start of the new year. supporters say those professionals mentioned have more training than allowed to use and often see patients that are easily diagnosed but talk them to a doctor after waiting months. they tend to order more tests and subscribe more ant yacht dicks which could cauost more. health insurance does no good if you have no acc
homeowners into foreclosure. will history repeat itself? diane macedo has the story for us. many home buyers are buying houses with 100 percent financing. banks say they are not repeating the same that helped push the u.s. into a housing crisis a few years ago. this time around they are almost exclusive by being offered with clients with sizable assets and still require of form of collateral. instead of a down payment it's a piece of the investment portfolio. 20-40 percent is secured by investments. you might think people who have that kind of investment portfolio probably have carbon hand, too. this allows them avoid tieing up funds or making withdraws from interest earning accounts especially in some cases the return on investments is bigger than the rate they pay on their loan. it allows them to avoid the capital gains tax that would come with liquidating their investment portfolios. it makes up a small portion of the banks's lending. it sites a 10 percent increase in 2012 from the year before. they sadie manned is 2-3 times more than what it was. >> can't believe we are back here already
are living paycheck to paycheck. diane macedo has more. gad morning, diane. >> good morning patti ann. a new study says more than 4 in 10 americans are living paycheck to paycheck. one in ten can't even do that. the survey conducted by allstate insurance company not only shows the challenges americans are facing in a weak economy but many make unwise financial decisions even when they know better. according to the survey 59 percent of americans say they generally know how to manage their money. 47 percent say they are saving less than they should be. as for how they feel about their financial situation, half of the 1,000 respond ants describe theirs as excellent or good while half said it was fair or poor. 41 percent live from one paycheck to the next while 8 percent say they don't earn enough to afford every day essentia essentials. 80 -- 80 percent say they are better than friends and others say they are better off than their family. >> a school district bans kids from wearing jeans and t-shirts. wait until you hear why. do you toss and turn and stay up all night because of the changing te
. here with the numbers is diane macedo from the fox business network. good morning diane. >> gas prices are continuing their record setting climb here. it is under 3.78 cents the heist it has err been for this time of year. $0.43 jump from where it was a month ago. this year's run up isn't only larger and faster than recent years but it is beginning earlier than usual due in part to u.s. refineries performing seasonal nans and making the switch over to summer blend gasoline earlier in the year. another reason for the price shock is a fear factor unrest in the middle east particularly in syria and iran. the site has drivers and analysts alike wondering how high prices will go and when they will begin to retreat. the good news there is triple a is projecting the price this swing will be lower than it was the last two years. the bad news is already new numbers for the federal administration are spending $900 more a year on gas than four years ago. >> really adds up. there's a whole trickle down effect. >> the time now is 45 after the top of the hour and coming up, he is sitting behind bars
and fannie mae. a new report says that's what we need to help the economy bounce back. diane mass can heed doe has more. >> issuing a number of recommendations to changes of federal housing policies including the end to government backed lending as we know it. the report calls the housing america's future new direction for national policy aims to rebuild the private mortgage market and give home buyers and renters with a number of new policies and set of guidelines how to implement them. fannie mae and freddie mac replace them with a public garn tore which would guarantee mortgage payments without buying issue mortgage backed security. while it was necessary for the government to step in when the market collapsed five years ago the current role in housing is unsustainable at the moment. fanny, freddie report 90 percent of sij family mortgages and faa faces billions of dollars in losses. they also express the concern that credit worthy people are being denied housing due to overly strict underwriting standards. if they step back private lenders will step in. these recommendations are go on
-convicts? is that even legal? diane macedo has the details. hi diane. >> hi, heather. the obama administration equal employment opportunity is threatening to sue businesses that won't hire convicts because it has an impact of niern hiring. criminal record exclusions have a different impact based on race and national origin. the commission's guidance on consideration of rays and conviction records says if a background check discloses a criminal defense they must do an vined you'llized assessment that proveings it has a business necessity not to hire that ex offender. if he doesn't do that they could be accused of race discrimination. the wall street journal reports they are demanding one client for those who lied about their record. businesses complying with state and local law that is ban ex-cons in certain fields can be targeted for lawsuits. if they hire the felon they could get sued by local government or outside party if a crime is committed but if they don't they could get sued by the ooc. studies found employers are much less likely to hire niernity applicants when background checks are banned
's the nation's largest credit rating agency. the agency played a huge role in the 2008 financial crisis. diane macedo from the fox business network has the details. >>> the justice department is suing s&p saying the high ratings to mortgage bonds that tanked in value and fuelled the 2008 financial crisis. from september 2004 to october 2007 s&p knowingly defrauded investors in hopes of decreasing revenue and market share. the ratings firm suggest it is being unfairly punished to predict a housing maelt down no one else predicted either. it was without factual or legal mir rit. sources tell the wall street journal for 4 months both sides discussed a potsible settlement with the case. a deal could leave it more vulnerable to other lawsuits. while this is the first government suit of its kind many investors say they were misled by ratings and dozens of the cases have been thrown out on the grounds that the ratings are opinions protected by the government. government is expected to take a legal approach. it will be interesting to see how this one plays out. >> diane macedo from fox business. thank
. >> what does this mean for our economy? diane macedo has more. >> if the ceo's latest predictions are right they set a record for 2013 for the longest period of high unemployment since the great depression. that's because the office expects the economy to grow 1.4 percent thanks in part to the expiration of the bush tax cuts and automatic spending cuts currently set to kick in in march. debt is expected to remain historically high relative to the economy. by 2023 current laws remain in place debt will equal 77 percent of gdp and be on an upward path. that means when interest rates rise to more normal levels interest on payments will rise. investors may lose confidence in the government's abilities to manage budgets. it leaves many key budget issues unresolved including the spending cuts a potential shut down in mid march and the deadline for the u.s. to hit the debt ceiling. while the outcome could make it worse one bright spot growth is expect to do pick up from 2014 to 2018 as the effect of the housing financial criess is continues to face. >> thank you so much diane. >> it's 46
of the senate select committee on intelligence diane fine stein says she is pleased that the president has agreed to provide the intelligence committee with the access to the olc opinion regarding the use of lethal force in counter terrorist operation. it is critical for the over site function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counter-terrorism operation. administration official at the white house says since the drone program is so unique they are bringing classified documents is extraordinary. >> bottom line is we will see the documents. they previously said we would not. >> take a look at wasnho is talg this morning. there has been a lot of backlash to the administration's drone program especially democrats. >> we are hearing more and more democrats coming out against that. last night bob beckel raised his concerns about it calling the drone program constitutionally corrupt. >> i wouldn't vote for him unless that policy changed. they are talking about going after american citizens yes associated with terrorist groups. they have no evidence they are doing anythi
. that is far from unusual for government conferences. fox business network diane macedo has the story. >> hi patti ann. a new congressional report says taxpayers picked up the tab for 894 conferences in 2012 to the tune of $340 million and that only covers those conferences that cost at least 100,000 dollars. the total figure is likely higher. those in conjunction with the house over site and government freerm committee also shows some agencies are far more fond than their convictions than others. the labor department for example held four big ticket conferences last year keeping the bill under $1 million even the gsa would cut back held only 3. the defense department the biggest department in dc held nearly 300 conferences at a cost of $89 million. the department of veteran affairs held 127 at a cost of 72.7 million the justice department held 107 at a cost of 58.7 million and health of human services held 140 at a cost of $56.1 million. one example of what that money goes to? the va spent 52,000 dollars to produce a video parody of the movie patton. government cuts are expect to do kick in
will finally break her silence. 25-year-old amanda knox is set to take the trial by diane sawyer on abc use. knox's book waiting to be heard. knox is convicted of murdering her british roommate. that conviction was overturned in 2011. >> gas prices soaring shooting up $0.07 from last week. the average over 3.60 a gallon since october. prices have been skteadily climbing since then. >> thank you patti ann. >> the massive cleanup process begins this morning after about 200 homes were destroyed or damaged that terrifying tornado that ripped through mississippi. many still in shock over what happened. >> the window blew out. >> always amazing to see mississippi and the resilience and determination and families that are out working together picking up debris around their home. >> about 60 people were hurt in the storm. amazingly no one was killed. former navy seal chris kyle will be laid to rest. thousands are expected to line the procession route from dallas to austin to show their support just as they did last night was an emotional memorial service for the american hero. >> there were 7,000 p
to help build them. the hybrid car maker if is kerr may be sold to china. let's go to diane macedo from the fox business network who has more. >> tsz reportedly ready to take ore if fisker automotive. to the tune of 530 million. if is ker fiskers made batterie which was government funded and bought by a chinese firm. they are voicing concerns that the government continues to make bad investments while u.s. taxpayers lose out chinese companies are reaping the benefit. he said yesterday like a 1, 2, 3 it looks flieshg example of taxpayer dollars going to a failed experiment. taxpayer subsidies should not be sold off to chien nall. fisker says the bidding process is open and they are evaluating multiple proposals from all over the world. the energy department spokesman says the loans strip the conditions to protect taxpayers and the department is working with fiskers to reduce cars and slow workers here in america. fisker owes the federal government $200 million. >>> coming up one of america's favorite breakfast cereals being pulled from store shelves because it might contain chards of gla
for a major hollywood couple. josh rolland and diane lane are calling it quits after 8 years. it's the second divorce for both stars. no children together. it is an amicable split. broland was arre-- brolin was arrested for public intoxication. >> who knew what and when? we may finally get some answers on the benghazi terror attack. finally agreeing to release e-mails. this coming as the u.s. once again has been denied access to the suspect connected to the attack. peter doocy is live with more. >> by the time u.n. ambassador had the talking points on the infamous string of five sunday shows someone had taken out all language about al qaeda. now the administration is going to turn over a string of more than 70 e-mails showing exactly who advocated for that and who pushed the story line of the attack was spontaneous. egypt believed to have first hand knowledge of which terrorists participated in the murderings of four americans. in the state department yesterday questions about him were deferred. >> i think you are taking me into questions that are better directed at the fbi. >> remember just
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